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Old 07-16-2018, 11:13 AM   #11
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This might sound crazy, but I'm intrigued by the idea of replacing my Cayman with your boxster.

I don't imagine my Cayman solves your problem in any way, right?
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:50 AM   #12
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If I could turn my Mazdaspeed and Boxster into a nice, well-maintained and relatively low-mileage E36 M3 plus a check for $15-$20k I would think about it.

I really just want to free up some money and have fewer cars.

Edit: I guess I should also say that while I'm not willing to daily drive something really hateful (Prius, anything Hyundai, and mid-2000s Honda or Toyota), I'm not sure I care if my daily driver is "fun." Pretty much as long as it's got a stick shift (or is all electric) and isn't horribly underpowered I think it'll be OK.
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:55 AM   #13
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If I could turn my Mazdaspeed and Boxster into a nice, well-maintained and relatively low-mileage E36 M3 plus a check for $15-$20k I would think about it.

I really just want to free up some money and have fewer cars.
I went from the mazda 3 to the e36 m3 and it was a huge improvement in fun to drive. In some ways I prefer the e36m3 over the turbo, aka driving a slow car fast.
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:57 AM   #14
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If I could turn my Mazdaspeed and Boxster into a nice, well-maintained and relatively low-mileage E36 M3 plus a check for $15-$20k I would think about it.

I really just want to free up some money and have fewer cars.
Even if it's only check for $10k, it seems like a win to me.

You love E36 M3's. It would reduce your number of vehicles to deal with and insurance bill. It would be more fun to drive than the Mazda 3. You know how to fix and maintain them so the main risk of an E36 isn't an issue.

What's the down side?
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:05 PM   #15
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(though maybe the newly invigorated Miata will be in the same place).
I am probably going to go one more time to see if I can fit in a Miata. I'm secretly hoping that they will come out with a slightly lower, or more adjustable seat. I've also seen some posts about companies trying to develop seat lowering kits, but apparently there's not a lot of room under there.
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:22 PM   #16
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Even if it's only check for $10k, it seems like a win to me.

You love E36 M3's. It would reduce your number of vehicles to deal with and insurance bill. It would be more fun to drive than the Mazda 3. You know how to fix and maintain them so the main risk of an E36 isn't an issue.

What's the down side?
The same downside with any old car, which is that working on it will take time away from working on what I really enjoy working on - the race cars.

Is there a steering rack solution for the E36 M3 that brings it closer to a modern car? I remember getting to the end of E36 ownership and really despising the slow steering.
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:24 PM   #17
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I remember getting to the end of E36 ownership and really despising the slow steering.
I hear that once you put an LSD and a set of shocks on an E46 they're pretty fun to drive.
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:29 PM   #18
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I hear that once you put an LSD and a set of shocks on an E46 they're pretty fun to drive.


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Old 07-16-2018, 01:51 PM   #19
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Is there a steering rack solution for the E36 M3 that brings it closer to a modern car? I remember getting to the end of E36 ownership and really despising the slow steering.
Pretty sure people put in a z3 rack which is quicker. It is slow but has feel at least., didn't bug me.
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:55 PM   #20
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1M (or any 1-series, really): Yuck. No. Never.
E36 M3: No coupe, no care.

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